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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Went On Preorder For $399.99

US-based Office Depot is the first retailer to list the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1-inch on preorder for only $399.99 (which will surely translate into a £399.99 selling price in the UK). The listing has since been removed.

The tablet comes with almost the same set of features as the original 10.1-inch tablet except for the amount of onboard memory (8GB) and the fact that it comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by default.

There's a dual core Samsung Exynos processor, 1GB RAM, a 1,280 by 800 pixels PLS display, a front facing and rear camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot.

Still, the Galaxy Tab 2 will have some serious competition in the form of the Apple iPad 2 which costs only £329 as well as the Motorola XOOM and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, both of which can be had in the UK for around £250 and have 32GB and 16GB onboard storage respectively.

The new Galaxy Tab is likely to be Samsung's mainstream offering in the tablet market with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 being the top of the range model.

We suspect that Samsung will release another tablet soon, one which will allow it to catch up on the new iPad and other Android rivals that have a full HD or higher screen resolution as well as a quad core processor.

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